Antioxidant, Anti-aging, Vascular circulation support, Immune support, Skin and beauty, Urinary tract health
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin (a micronutrient) that is abundant and widely distributed in vegetables and fruits. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for various body functions, such as immune support. It is both an antioxidant and pro-oxidant making it one of the vital vitamins that performs a variety of functions in the body.
A serving of one medium-sized glass (100g) of fresh fruit juice yields 15 to 35mg of vitamin C in measurement. However, vitamin C deficiency has become rampant among people. Although serious deficiencies are minimal, it is purported that many people only suffer from a mild deficiency. Signs and symptoms of vitamin C deficiency may include: dry and splitting hair, rough and scaly skin, low wound-healing rate, nose bleeds, inflammation, and bleeding gums. A severe deficiency of vitamin C leads to a condition called scurvy.
Vitamin C-1000mg is a supplement in the form of a capsule that aids in restoring the ascorbic acid levels in the body. It is fortified with an enhancing ingredient called rose-hip which aids in its absorption and utilisation. The supplement may also help the body to absorb and utilise the already available Vitamin C in the body. Some things, like smoking, lower the amount of vitamin C in the body. Vitamin C functionality cannot be estimated in the body, although it plays a prominent role in defence against infections, acts as a histamine inhibitor, and is a powerful antioxidant that aids in neutralising harmful free-radicals and toxins in the body. Vitamin C also contributes to the health of gums by preventing gum haemorrhages, and is a vital factor in eye health.
Additionally, vitamin C plays a crucial role in the regeneration of other antioxidants such as vitamin E, and aids in the absorption of iron, an important mineral for blood health. Metabolism of bile acids, synthesis of crucial peptides hormone and neurotransmitters, wound healing, the synthesis of collagen important for muscle and vascular tissue health, and tendon and bones all are aided by Vitamin C. Most importantly, it supports a healthy immune system and promotes general well-being of the body.
The supplement can be taken orally, (a capsule a day with a meal). Depending on the person, it might cause nausea, heartburn, and cramps with chances of experiencing these effects increasing with increase in dosage. High dosage in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers may cause problems with newborns. It is advisable to discontinue use if the above side effects continue.
Vitamin C-1000mg supplements contain vitamin C (1g), rose-hip (20mg), vegetable cellulose and magnesium stearate, silica, and Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex (25mg), which together are able to bring about the well-being of a person with any abovementioned conditions or deficiencies. It is a natural supplement with no artificial colour, flavour or sweetener, preservatives, sugars, milk or lactose, soy, gluten, sodium, or yeast.